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Bryson, Charlotte (Peffley) – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Charlotte May Bryson, 95, of 605 Bryant St., died Saturday at Park Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Waubeek, Iowa, on July 16, 1880, and came west with her parents and family by train to Cove, Ore., in 1886. She attended Ascention School in Cove and later taught school for several terms in Eastern Oregon. She attended Whitman College Academy in 1902 and 1903, and later taught at Valley Grove, Whitman Station and Slater, Wash. On June 30, 1907 she married Elmer D. Bryson in Pasco. The couple homesteaded in the Touchet area and lived there until 1918 when they moved to Walla Walla. She was a member of the Ladies Aide of the First Congregational Chu8rch, Alki Chapter No, 25, O. E. S., El Karnak Club No. 6 of Spokane, El Karnak Club No. 3 of Walla Walla; and the Washington State Hugnot. She was also a member of the National Society, the Deborah Wing Chapter Colonial Dames XVII and Century Chapter No. 12, Daughter of Pioneers of Washington. Survivors include her daughter, Blanche H. Bryson of Walla Walla; her son, Howard R. Bryson of Orting, Wash.; her two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Groseclose Garden Chapel with the Rev. Emrys P. Thomas of the...

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Mytinger, Vivian May – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Funeral services for Mrs. Frank (Vivian May) Mytinger, 81, who died Friday at her home near Pendleton, will be Tuesday with Folsoms’ Funeral Chapel in charge. Notice is on page 4 today. Born at Cove Sept. 16, 1884, she lived in Union County for many years, marrying in La Grande in 1903. She and her husband moved to Pendleton in 1910. He died several years ago. She had lived here the last 56 years. Survivors are three sons, Paul of Pendleton, Harry of Ogden, Utah, and Clifford of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Walter P. (Florence) Hall, Pendleton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Donated by Margaret...

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Obituary of L. Virgil Chadwick

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now L. Virgil Chadwick, the son of Lynn James Chadwick and Georganna Miller Chadwick, was born on Nov. 3, 1920 at Hot Lake and died on Jan. 24, 1999 at the age of 78. Virgil grew up and attended school in Cove. After graduating from high school in 1938, he went to work on his cousin’s wheat farm. He later enlisted in the Unites States Army Air Corp for World War II and flew a number of missions into Europe. After his discharge from the service he returned to Cove and went back to work on the wheat farm. He then did some driving for the local oil company before driving log truck. He was united marriage to Orella Holloway Holmes on June 15, 1947 in Vancouver, Wash. Virgil and his family moved to Tillamook in 1952 where they leased a farm on the Wilson River tideland. In 1957, they purchased their own farm on Fairview Road, which they operated until they sold and retired in 1989. Virgil was active in the Tillamook County Farm Bureau as well as the State Farm Bureau for many years. He served as president of the Tillamook County Creamery Association for three years as well as several years as a director. He was a member of the Tillamook United Methodist Church,...

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Obituary of Georganna Chadwick

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Georganna Chadwick, of Cove, died Sunday, June 29, at Valley View Manor. She was 83. Mrs. Chadwick was born Dec. 1, 1896 at Cove, the daughter of George and Matilda (Conley) Miller, early pioneers in the Grande Ronde Valley. On Dec. 13, 1914 she was married to Lynn Chadwick at Cove. He preceded his wife in death on May 1, 1962. Mrs. Chadwick was a member of the Cove United Methodist Church and Mt. Fanny Grange. Survivors include her sons, George, of Union, and Virgil, of Tillamook, five grandchildren, Lundalin Kinsella, of LaCenter, Wash.; Tilda Jones, of Oregon City; Diana Baumgartner, of Albany; Virgie Lorenz, of Hillsboro; Gary Holmes, of Joseph; 10 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters. Service are scheduled Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Cove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Frisbie officiating. Concluding services will follow at Cove Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Mrs. Chadwick to the Cove United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 772, La Grande, Or. 97850. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Tuesday, July 1, 1980 Page 3 Contributed by: Tom Childers Portland,...

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Biographical Sketch of Matthew W. Mitchell

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now MATTHEW W. MITCHELL. – This representative man of Eastern Oregon was born in Missouri in 1843, and with his parents crossed the plains to the Pacific Northwest in 1852. The first winter was passed by the family at Portland; and the year following a Donation claim was selected and a home made at Looking Glass, in Douglas county. Our subject was there raised, and at Roseburg received his education. In 1866 he was so far equipped as to begin school-teaching, and for some years followed that as a profession. In 1870 he was united in marriage with Miss Josephine Stevens, of Looking Glass, and the same year removed to the Grande Ronde. He there engaged in stock-raising and farming. He became prominent in the political circles of that region, being elected in 1876 as representative from Union county to the Oregon legislature. His first wife having died in 1871, he was married secondly in 1882 to Miss Jessie Ritchie, of Multnomah county, who is also deceased. Mr. Mitchell is still engaged in farming at The Cove, Oregon, owning two hundred acres of excellent land, and also devotes much attention to the rearing of graded stock. He is a man of recognized worth, and of wide...

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Biography of Otho Eckersley

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now OTHO ECKERSLEY. – Among the successful and enterprising agriculturists of Union county there must not be failure to mention the esteemed pioneer whose name is at the head of this article, and who has demonstrated his substantial qualities in this county, gaining here a success that is both gratifying and commendable, while he has also exemplified the virtues of good citizenship and the qualities of a true and upright man. Many of our most thrifty and leading population came from the land with which we are most intimately connected, England, and there was born the subject of this sketch on September 23, 1839, being the son of John and Martha (Thorpe) Eckersley. In Lancashire the family remained until 1848, when the father came to the United States, settling in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and there the remainder of the family joined him in 1853. In 1856 they went to Iowa and the father bought one-half section of land, remaining there for two years, then he returned to Pittsburg, where in 1863, he was called from the scenes of earth. The mother died in 1857. In 1860 our subject went to Colorado, engaging in mining near Leadville, California Gulch and other points and then returned to Iowa, where he remained for a time and then fitted out teams and...

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Biography of Richard M. Duncan

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now RICHARD M. DUNCAN. – A representative man of Union county, and an agriculturist who has wrought for the general advancement and interest of the county since his residence here, which dates back to a very early pioneer period, the subject of this sketch is richly deserving a place in this volume that purports to accord a review to the leading men of this section. In Callaway, county, Missouri, Richard M. was born to Frederick and Elizabeth (Gibson) Duncan, on August 25, 1859. In 1864 the parents gathered their substance together and essayed the long journey across the wild plains to the fertile region of the Grande Ronde valley. Ox teams were utilized in the pilgrimage and six months were consumed in it. Weary and travel worn the little company drew up in the Cove and there sought out a location, settling on raw land and working out their home from the resources of the country. Government land was taken and there our subject passed the days of his minority, gaining the education that fortified him in the race of life. There, also, on Jun 9, 1879, he married Miss Julia, daughter of David and Lydia Goble. Mr. and Mrs. Goble live near the Medical Springs and they came across the plains in 1864 from the state...

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Biography of Jasper G. Stevens

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JASPER G. STEVENS. – Substantial, prosperous, capable, and esteemed by his fellows, the gentlman, whose name initiates this article, is one who has wrought here in the business world of Union for a goodly number of years, and is well established as one of the leading business men of Cove, where he operates a fine drug store, being also entrusted with the responsibilities of the postoffice of the town. Born in the Webfoot State, he cast his lot beneath its stars and has been educated and is acquiring and has achieved his success here, and to-day he holds an enviable position in the community which is fully merited by the capabilities and integrity that he constantly manifests. Our subject is the son of Mark and Frances (Clark) Stevens, being born on July 1, 1857, in Yam Hill county, Oregon. His father was a merchant of Eugene and was one of the early pioneers, who crossed the plains in 1850. Jasper G. received is early education in the public schools, and when the state university was founded at Eugene, he matriculated there and for four years he was assiduously laboring for mental discipline nad the acquisition of knowledge. Receiving his degree from the university, he spent six years in steady work in a drug store in Eugene,...

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Biography of Joseph Shoemaker

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JOSEPH SHOEMAKER, Deceased. – To the substantial and industrious citizen whose name initiates this paragraph we are pleased to grant this review of his life’s career as a memoir to his faithfulness and integrity, while he was employed in the upbuilding and advancement of the interests of his chosen county. He was a man of good ability and possessed of a moral worth which made him one of the highly respected members of society. He was born in Wayne county, Ohio, on March 31, 1834, being the son of John and Susan Shoemaker. The father was a Dunkard preacher and lived on a farm, while our subject after being educated in the schools of his native place entered a blacksmith shop and there learned that leading trade. He followed this trade at his home, with one and one-half years in the state of Iowa, until 1870, and then came to Oregon, arriving here on June 20, 1870. He at once opened a shop in Cove, operating there for two or three years, and then bought three hundred and sixty acres of land two and one-half miles north of Cove, where his widow and son reside at the present time. For three years he stayed on the farm tilling the soil and then removed to Union and...

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Biography of Asher R. Robinson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now ASHER R. ROBINSON. – One of Union county’s prosperous and substantial business men and agriculturists is found in the person of the subject of this sketch, who has wrought faithfully, here in the industrial world for forty years, during which time he has manifested wisdom and integrity that have given him the confidence of his fellows, and added to his enterprising spirit have enabled him to become one of the well-to-do men who have materially assisted in promoting the welfare of the county in these years of its formative existence, molding its institutions and assisting in its government. On July 27, 1829, Asher R. was born to Asher and Betsy (Worden) Robinson, in Somerset county, Pennsylvania, whence seven years later he was removed by his parents to Michigan, where the father pre-empted eighty acres and builded a home. The son assisted in tilling the farm and attended school until 1849; then his spirit was ready to take part in life’s battle on his own account and he went to the famous pineriers of the Peninsular state, operating there until he was twenty-seven years of age. In 1856 he started on the long and dangerous trip via panama to the Pacific coast, landing in Sierra county, California, in due time, where he at once commenced to mine....

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Biography of James A. Russell

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JAMES A. RUSSELL. – A well-known and esteemed member of the business world of Island City, where he operates a butchering establishment and also handles much stock, the subject of this article is deserving of representation in this volume, since he is not only now one of the prominent men of the county but has spent practically all of his life in this valley and has labored with zeal for the advancement of its interests. James A. was born on September 23, 1861, in Linesville, Iowa, being the son of Thomas J. and Savannah C. (Atha) Russell, who started the following spring to the western country, arriving in Lagrande in August of the same year. Mr. Russell was the first blacksmith in the valley, and he labored here for the building up of the country. Our subject was reared in the vicinity of Cove, receiving his education in the village schools there, studying until he was sixteen, and then commencing soon to teach, continuing for four terms in one district in High valley. At twenty years of age he took a course in Bishop Scott’s academy, and when he was twenty-three years of age he took charge of a surveying outfit in the mountains for five months. The next year he was engaged to handle Dr....

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Caudle, Harley Floyd – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Harley Floyd Caudle Harley Floyd Caudle was born December 23, 1904, in Lostine, and died on April 23, 1997, in Enterprise at the age of 92. Harley was the son of Berkley V. and Carrie Viola Hammack Caudle. As a youngster he attended Lostine school until the age of 10 when he left home to go to work. He then worked for his room and board, milking cows, doing farm chores and continuing to go to school. All his life he was close to the land and animals, especially horses, which he broke and rode until three years ago when he was forced by health problems to leave his beloved ranch and the 10 head of horses he still owned. Harley married Agnes Chapman on June 28, 1942, in Enterprise. When they were first married he worked for the Oregon State Highway Department in Union County. Harley and his father helped build the highway up Minam hill. Later, Harley plowed the first furrow for the road coming around the hill into Enterprise. During Harley’s life he lived in Cove, Union and Lostine. He was active in community affairs, serving as president of Wallowa County Stock growers, receiving the award for Grassman of the Year, and serving several terms on the Lostine school board and Wallowa County...

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Childers, Clarice Gayle “Gay” – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Gay Childers dies suddenly Clarice Gayle “Gay” Childers, 56, the wife of Wallowa County Judge LeRoy Childers, died of an apparent heart attack in the Whiskey Creek area north of Wallowa early Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12, 1986. She was with her husband on a wood gathering expedition at the time of her death. Mrs. Childers was a native of Cove, and lived in Wallowa for the past 20 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children and two grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Cove cemetery. A full obituary appears in this issue of the Chieftain. Wallowa County Chieftain Thursday, October 16, 1986 Front Page Clarice G. Childers Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Clarice Gayle “Gay” Childers, 56, Wallowa died Sunday after suffering a heart attack while gathering wood near Whiskey Creek north of Wallowa. Mrs. Childers was born Feb. 25, 1930, at Baker, to Thomas Richard Conklin and Helen J. Antles. She married LeRoy Childers at Cove on Dec. 26, 1950. She was a homemaker all of her life. Mrs. Childers attended Cove schools, Eastern Oregon State College, and Oregon State University. She had lived in Wallowa for 20 years. Survivors include her husband LeRoy; sons Lon Childers of Nampa, Idaho, and Tom Childers of Portland;...

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Crow, Elda Mae (Childers) – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Vic Crow Fatally Injured in Auto Crash Mrs. Victor M. Crow was instantly killed Saturday evening when the Crow car met with a violent accident as they were on their way to the basketball tournament in Wallowa. The accident occurred about three-quarters of a mile west of Lostine. Mrs. Crow apparently died from severe head injuries. The automobile was completely demolished. A pickup, owned by Darrell Rysdam had stopped on the edge of the highway to retrieve one of the sideboards that had blown off. The Crow’s automobile crashed into the left rear of the truck while Rysdam was in the borrow pit picking up the sideboard. The impact of the collision threw the truck across a bridge abutment while the Crow’s automobile spun around and careened off of the opposite side of the road facing the east. Vic, himself, was thrown from the car and landed in the middle of the pavement receiving extreme cuts and bruises. He was taken to the doctor in Wallowa for immediate treatment and was later transferred to the Wallowa Memorial Hospital. His injuries included a slight head concussion along with the extensive cuts and soreness. How long he will have to remain a patient at the hospital was not determined at first report. Rysdam,...

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